RnD Metrology Scientist 11/18


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Who we are:

RedLux (www.redlux.net) are a world-leading SME who design and manufacture state-of-the-art coordinate measuring machines for use in such fields as medical devices, optics, automotive and aerospace. We are looking for an experienced R&D Metrology Scientist seeking their next challenge.

Job Overview
The R&D Metrology Scientist should have a strong background in mathematics, physics or engineering research and development, have scientific experience in metrology using electro-mechanical or optical systems and will have previously worked on integrated hardware/software solutions, ideally in the automation and robotics, or metrology industries.

Overall Responsibilities
To work within a team of engineers to research, implement and test metrology solutions.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design, implement and test precision electro-mechanical systems.
  • Develop methods for setup and calibration of our systems.
  • Support the software team on metrology and electro-mechanical engineering questions.
  • Document above tasks, ready for handover to production.
  • Contribute to the full life-cycle of system development (from requirements gathering through to post-product development).

Primary Location of Post

  • At the company address in Romsey (near Southampton).
  • Occasional travel might be required. Destinations are likely to be, but not limited to, UK, Europe, USA.

Key Qualifications/Experience

(E)= Essential    (HD) = Highly Desirable     (D) = Desirable

  • Strong academic background in engineering, physics or related discipline (E).
  • Proven experience in research (PhD preferred) (HD).
  • Experience as a metrology engineer in an industrial context (HD).
  • Good working knowledge of GD&T (HD).
  • Familiarity with 3D geometric data and data processing (HD).
  • Knowledge of programming, preferably in C# (HD).
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD modelling (D).
  • Familiarity with Machinery Directive and machine safety (D).
  • Fluent written and spoken English (E).

Key Business Attributes

  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to customer information and our own IPR (E).
  • Attention to fine detail and quality at all times (E).
  • Ability to manage and plan work to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities (E).
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with suppliers, customers and colleagues (HD).

Personal Qualities

  • Highly self-motivated individual capable of working with minimum supervision, individually and as part of a team, in a dynamic environment (E).
  • Able to work to tight timescales and sometimes under pressure (E).
  • A flexible approach to work; able to work occasional overtime at short notice (E).




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